Kylie Ardill, Sydney based landscape and travel photographer

Friday, 28 July, 2017

Photo by Kylie Ardill

Kylie Ardill is a Sydney based creative who splits her time working as a landscape and travel photographer, and a writer.

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Ella Thrupp, Coogee based Australian artist, and painter of horses

Friday, 9 June, 2017

Artwork by Ella Thrupp

I don’t see too many horses at Coogee beach, in Sydney’s east, yet that doesn’t make them any less of an inspiration for Ella Thrupp, an Australian artist based in the beach-side suburb.

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Cory Scott, Sydney based Canadian artist

Thursday, 27 April, 2017

Artwork by Cory Scott

Cory Scott is an artist from Canada, who has now set up shop in Sydney, Australia. I love this rendering of Sydney Opera House. It’s always great to see a familiar object, or structure, from a different perspective, or through the eyes of someone else.

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Rebecca Murphy, Sydney based artist, and pop surrealist

Monday, 27 March, 2017

Artwork by Rebecca Murphy

Rebecca Murphy, who describes herself as a pop surrealist, is a Sydney based Australian artist, whose work I’ve seen a couple of times at local exhibitions in the past. Don’t miss her Instagram page though, which offers an insight to her work and life, and an idea of where the inspiration for her work comes from.

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Jack Toohey, Sydney based photographer and filmmaker

Wednesday, 8 March, 2017

Photo by Jack Toohey

It’s been a while since I last looked in on the work of Sydney based photographer and filmmaker Jack Toohey. Well over six years, as it happens. These days he can also be found on Instagram, where the above photo comes from.

It was taken at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and features Australian musician Vera Blue. I linked to her single Settle about a year ago. Incredible how everything is all interlinked, isn’t it?

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Sydney as seen by Brazilian born photographer Adriano Leite

Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

Photo by Adriano Leite

I’ve spent a bit of time in Sydney, Australia, but somehow I never quite saw it the way that Brazilian born, Sydney based, “citizen of the world” Adriano Leite does.

Perhaps the idea is to view certain perspectives with an “outside eye”, so as to better appreciate that which might always be in front of you?

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The Great Sydney Harbour Walk, linking Bondi and Manly beaches

Monday, 27 February, 2017

Bondi to Manly walk, image by Sydney Morning Herald

The coastal walk, that spans the beaches between Bondi and Malabar, is a Sydney icon, and is popular with Sydneysiders, and visitors to the city, alike.

Depending on your walking pace, the approximately twelve and a half kilometre path could take about five hours to complete. Add an hour, by the time you’ve stopped for breaks.

Now John Faulkner, a retired Australian politician, and Lachlan Harris, a former parliamentary press secretary, have devised another, much longer, walk.

Tentatively known as the Great Sydney Walk, it connects Bondi Beach, in Sydney’s east, with Manly Beach, in Sydney’s north, and is about seventy kilometres in length.

Laced along 70 kilometres of Sydney shoreline are heritage sites, spectacular scenery, bush hideaways and beaches that have seen the Eora Nation, the arrival of the First Fleet, the building of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

It would probably take an average walker about a week to complete, for those wishing to break up the walk into daily ten kilometre segments.

Some work would be required to join the various accessways between Bondi and Manly, to make the path into a single track, as it were, but it’s an idea worth thinking about.

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Sydney Opera House, as seen by Sydney artist Bradley Lloyd Robson

Monday, 6 February, 2017

Artwork by Bradley Lloyd Robson

I’ve seen the Sydney Opera House who knows how many times. Therefore, I am not going to look passed a new perspective, or interpretation, of the iconic building, when one comes along. This rendering of the Opera House is by Sydney based graphic designer turned artist Bradley Lloyd Robson. Fantastic, isn’t it?

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Photos of the Australian coastline, taken by drones

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

Photography by Gabriel Scanu

Sydney based photographer Gabriel Scanu has a drone, and he puts it to good use. Taking photos of the Australian coastline. Taking spectacular photos of the Australian coastline, I should say. His images don’t just feature Australia though, he also takes his drone with him, when travelling overseas. That means there’s something for everyone.

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Zeke’s Lunchbox, the work of Sydney artist Julia Rich

Monday, 17 October, 2016

Artwork by Julia Rich/Zeke's Lunchbox

Sydney based artist Julia Rich, who works under the name Zeke’s Lunchbox, produces digital art, paintings, and soft sculptures, that explore a range of themes and thoughts. They are, to use her own words, grotesque yet cute. Now, how intriguing is that for a description?

Take some time out to hear Rich discuss her work, and ambitions, in this short video interview. The way she hopes to measure her success as an artist makes a lot of sense.

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